Sometimes we think we know things about people we’ve never even met. By the way they are dressed or their ethnicity or a tabloid article, we think we can leap to some conclusions about who they are as people. Judgment is a natural part of being human, but this series will make you think twice before you mistake your prejudices for knowledge. A former U.S. Marine with a passion for photography, Joel Parés shows that looks can be deceiving in this diptic photo series. He took successful people of all races and showed them first as the way people might falsely judge them, followed by a representation of who they are as people, demonstrating how they serve the world. [Read more...]
We all need time to get grounded and ponder the meaning of life once in awhile. Superheroes are no different. French photographer Benoit Lapray imagines what these places of solitude might look like for all of your favorite Marvel and DC comic book heroes. The imaginative series, which he calls “The Quest for the Absolute” features the superheroes deep in thought in beautiful natural settings. Wonder Woman wades in a tranquil lake while Superman prefers flying over crystal glacial waters. [Read more...]
Remember back to middle school science class when you got to create your own circuit with copper wire, a galvanized nail, and a potato? Well photographer Caleb Charland has put an artistic twist on that old trick by transforming fruit into electrochemical cells. Aside from the awesome illumination, he creatively arranges everything and the wires to create beautiful long exposure photographs. With this series, which Charland calls Back to Light, he hopes to illustrate and initiate conversations about the endless possibilities of alternative and sustainable energy production. [Read more...]
One of the things people love most about travel is experiencing the foods from other countries. Henry Hargreaves, an artist in New Zealand, worked with Caitlin Levin, a stylist in NY, to combine these passions in a series that will make cartographers, travelers, foodies, and typography geeks swoon. Choosing a food type appropriate for each country, they cleverly arranged the varieties in distinct ways to separate different regions. For example, they chose corn to represent the USA, but each state featured a different form of corn, meticulously arranged. They used citrus fruits for South America, bananas and plantains for Africa, shrimp for Australia, noodles for China, bread and cheese for France, spices for India, tomatoes for Italy, seaweed for Japan, kiwis for New Zealand, and biscuits for the U.K. Then graphic designer Sarit Melmed created stunning typography to give each map a classy finishing touch. [Read more...]
BAG: A Peek Into the Private World of People of All Ages As Shown Through the Contents of the Bags They Carry
The items a person chooses to carry with them at all times can give clues to piece together their personalities. In a diptych series, which has been made into a book called BAG, photographer Ellie Brown photographs everyday people of all ages with their bags then asks them to open up their bags so that she can take a picture of the contents. She shows a dichotomous view view between each person’s public and private identity. A Boston-native currently based in Philadelphia, where she is a professor at Moore College of Art, Brown beautifully executed this concept conceived by Camille Thoman. [Read more...]
Fat Flags: Body Painted Models Transformed Into National Flags Eating Foods Associated With Each Country
While not every country portrayed here is facing an obesity epidemic, any of these foods in excess could lead to a flabby waistline. Perhaps this is why Paris-based photographer Jonathan Icher chose to name his series Fat Flag. The flakey, buttery goodness of France’s famous croissants, juicy greasy cheeseburgers that are as American as apple pie, nutrient-lacking white rice that accompanies sushi in Japan, and carbohydrate overload with pasta in Italy, Icher brought his clever conceptual photography idea to life with the help of makeup artist Anastasia Parquet. She covered the models (none of whom were fat) in body paint to turn them into each nation’s flag as Icher captured them stuffing their mouths with their flag’s counterpart foods. [Read more...]
Fascinated with the idea that two totally unrelated people can look like twins, photographer Francois Brunelle set out to take portraits of 200 doppelgangers. This beautiful black and white series began when he photographed a pair of friends who looked as though they were identical twins that had been separated at birth. Although most of his photos so far have been taken in North America, Brunelle is now taking his I’m Not a Look-Alike! project around the globe to create a book and international exhibit. He has already been looking for look-alikes in Australia! [Read more...]
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